Dan Butler

Actor, Playwright, Associate artistic director, Road Theatre Company
Known to fans of the TV series "Frasier" (NBC, 1993-) as Bob "Bulldog" Briscoe, the womanizing, blue-collar, loud-mouthed sports radio host and nemesis to stuffy Dr. Frasier Crane, Dan Butler is one of the few openly ... Read more »
Born: 12/02/1954 in Huntington, Indiana, USA

Filmography

Actor (47)

The Mist 2016 - 2017 (TV Show)

Actor

Banshee 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Blindspot 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Mysteries of Laura 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Crazy, Stupid, Love 2011 (Movie)

Cal's Boss (Actor)

Chronic Town 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

Monk 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

House 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Karl Rove, I Love You! 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

Fixing Frank 2005 (Movie)

Dr Arthur Apsey (Actor)

Supernatural 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Without A Trace 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ally McBeal 1992 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Caroline in the City 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Frasier 1997 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

King of the Hill 1997 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Voice

Picket Fences 1992 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Quantum Leap 1990 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Star Trek: Voyager 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Suddenly Susan 1992 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Powers That Be 1992 - 1993, 1997 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The X-Files 1992 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Touched By an Angel 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Tracey Takes On... 1995 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Armistead Maupin's More Tales of the City 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Enemy of the State 1998 (Movie)

Shaffer (Actor)

The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender 1998 (Movie)

Host (Actor)

Hey Arnold! 1996 (TV Show)

Voice

The Fan 1996 (Movie)

Garrity (Actor)

I Love Trouble 1994 (Movie)

Wilson Chess (Actor)

Dave 1993 (Movie)

Reporter (Actor)

Frannie's Turn 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Rising Sun 1993 (Movie)

Ken Shubik (Actor)

Captain Ron 1992 (Movie)

Zachery (Actor)

No Time To Die 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The Silence of the Lambs 1991 (Movie)

Roden (Actor)

Longtime Companion 1990 (Movie)

Waiter (Actor)

The Long Walk Home 1990 (Movie)

(Actor)

Manhunter 1986 (Movie)

Jimmy Price (Actor)

Country Gold (TV Show)

Actor

From the Earth to the Moon (TV Show)

Actor

Prayers for Bobby (TV Show)

Actor

The Assassination File (TV Show)

Actor

The Rape of Dr. Willis (TV Show)

Actor

The Sissy Duckling (TV Show)

Voice
Director (1)

Karl Rove, I Love You! 2006 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (1)

Karl Rove, I Love You! 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

Known to fans of the TV series "Frasier" (NBC, 1993-) as Bob "Bulldog" Briscoe, the womanizing, blue-collar, loud-mouthed sports radio host and nemesis to stuffy Dr. Frasier Crane, Dan Butler is one of the few openly gay stars on primetime TV. His sexual orientation has had no impact on his career on "Frasier" nor has there been any negative audience fallout since Butler disclosed it on "Entertainment Tonight" in 1994.

Relationships

Andrew Butler

Father

Shirley Butler

Mother

Pam Conrad

Sister
born c. 1958

EDUCATION

Purdue University

West Lafayette , Indiana 1973
did not graduate

San Jose State College

San Jose , California 1974 - 1975
did not graduate

Milestones

2001

Starred as a psychologist who trafficks in reparative therapy in the indie "Fixing Frank"

2000

Had featured role in the Off-Broadway production of Wendy Wasserstein's play "Old Money"

1995

Appeared off-Broadway in one-man show "The Only Thing Worse ..."; later toured in show

1994

Starred in one-man show, "The Only Thing Worse You Could Have Told Me" in L.A.

1993

Joined cast of "Frasier" as Bob 'Bulldog' Briscoe

1992

Co-starred in unsold pilot, "Sex and Saints" for CBS

1991

Appeared in "The Silence of the Lambs", based on Thomas Harris novel that concerns Dr Hannibal Lechter

1991

Played recurring role on "Roseanne" (ABC)

1990

Travelled to L.A. for West Coast production of "The Lisbon Traviata"

1989

Starred in off-Broadway production of Terrence McNally's "The Lisbon Traviata"

1986

Film debut, "Manhunter", based on Thomas Harris' novel that concerns Dr Hannibal Lechter (billed as Dan E Butler)

1982

Primetime TV debut, small role in "Country Gold", a CBS TV-movie

1980

Relocated to NYC; won role in "Biloxi Blues" on Broadway

1976

Performed in regional theatre in San Francisco

1973

Received an Irene Ryan scholarship to study acting

1972

Joined Indiana-Purdue, Fort Wayne, IN, theatre group while in high school (date approximate)

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